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Houston dentist Dr. John Krell

Invisalign® Orthodontics in River Oaks

INVISIBLE BRACES & aligners

Smiling woman holding Invisalign tray

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry specializing in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of jaw, face, and bite irregularities (malocclusions*). Orthodontic treatment is provided by an oral healthcare provider known as an orthodontist, who has typically completed two to three years of additional training beyond dental school. Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. John Krell is proud to offer an alternative to metal braces in a new revolutionary procedure called Invisalign®. Unlike standard braces, Invisalign® clear braces use plastic aligners to position and straighten teeth. Patients will be able to keep your active lifestyle during treatment. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires to irritate your mouth.

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Recent years have brought about many changes within the dental industry, specifically with regards to orthodontic treatment and care. Now, more than ever, patients are experiencing fewer incidences of cavities and missing teeth due to the heightened awareness of fluoride use and preventative dentistry. This increasing awareness of the health and look of a patient’s smile has fueled the desire for many to seek out orthodontia not only as a medical necessity, but for cosmetic reasons as well. Contact us today and schedule your Invisalign consultation!

*Malocclusion is the technical term for teeth that don’t fit together correctly. Malocclusions not only affect the teeth, but also the appearance of the face. Most malocclusions are inherited; however, some are due to acquired habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. The spacing left from an adult tooth being extracted or the early loss of a baby tooth can also contribute to a malocclusion.